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  1. Allied Vise Tightens On Rhineland, 1944/12/07
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  5. Extra!! Scoop! - First Actual Pictures - Assassination, 1934/10/17
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  8. Crisis Eases. Wary U.S. Awaits Missile Removal, 1962/10/29
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  1. U-2 At U.N. Reds Now Charge U.S. Menaces Peace, 1960/05/23
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Landings On Okinawa, 1945/04/09
(1) "Conferences at Guam ended, Pacific Fleet Commander, Admiral Nimitz sends an armada of 1,400 vessels to Okinawa in the Ryukus. En route, the men of the new U.S. 10th Army stage their own deck entertainment, and secure their issue of invasion money. Land sighted, the big guns of the fleet bark...

610 itemsWelcome to Universal Newsreels

In the pre-TV era, people saw the news every week in their neighborhood movie theaters. Newsreels were shown before every feature film and in dedicated newsreel theaters located in large cities. Universal Newsreel, produced from 1929 to 1967, was released twice a week. Each issue contained six or seven short stories, usually one to two minutes in length, covering world events, politics, sports, fashion, and whatever else might entertain the movie audience. These newsreels offer a fascinating and unique view of an era when motion pictures defined our culture and were a primary source of visual news reporting.

Universal City Studios gifted Universal Newsreel to the American people, put the newsreels into the public domain, and gave film materials to the National Archives in 1976. Surviving materials from the entire collection are available at the National Archives and Records Administration in College Park, Maryland.



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